Gary Bissig of Ankeny


Gary Bissig, 34, of Ankeny passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2022, at the Kavanagh House in Des Moines, Iowa.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 10 at 10 a.m. at the First Christian Church in Perry and may also be viewed live on the funeral home Facebook page. Visitation will be Monday, May 9 from 4-7 p.m. at the Carris Family Funeral Home and Cremation Care in Perry. Burial will be at the Violet Hill Cemetery in Perry, Iowa.

Gary James Bissig was born Oct. 23, 1987, in Mason City, Iowa, to James Lindley and Diane Kay (Bisgard) Bissig.

He graduated from Mason City High School with the class of 2006 and then went to Iowa State University, graduating with an advertising degree in 2011.

Gary was united in marriage to Jacob James McLaughlin at the Jasper Winery in Des Moines July 10, 2021.

He worked for the Hach Company in Ames.

Gary loved being with his family and friends, travelling and watching a good TV series.

In death he rejoins his grandparents, Lindley Bissig and Earl (Nila) Bisgard; an aunt, Susan Bissig; and two uncles, Gerald Bisgard and Donald Bisgard.

Left to cherish Gary’s memory are his husband, Jacob McLaughlin; parents, James and Diane Bissig; brother, Brad (Tara) Bissig; sister, Amy (Adam) Pedersen; grandmother, Charlotte Bissig; and many uncles; aunts; nieces; and nephews.

Memorials will be given to Kavanagh House and may be left at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at


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